June 07, 2011 New York
Jonathan Saunders had a hit on his hands with his bold Fall show, but he didn't rest on his laurels for Resort. He replaced last season's floral prints and strict silhouette with Victorian wallpaper motifs and voluminous lines. Out went the pencil skirts and in came fuller versions with below-the-knee lengths; a pair of evening options in silk had a billowy languor. "I had a feeling for something more feminine," he said at his lookbook shoot. The one thing that didn't change: his brilliant sense of color. Hot pink was paired with poppy red, electric blue with black, and desert brown with dark orange. For the less adventurous he re-created the prints in black dévoré. Well, maybe not so unadventurous—the sheer bits descended from the neckline of a clingy dress to just above the waist. Saunders is doing a trunk show for Fall at Bergdorf Goodman today. We're confident they'll call him back from London for another one with this collection.
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